To be fit and healthy takes time, energy and commitment.
So, let's encourage one another throughout this process. And accountability is a great way to help keep us on track.
As I considered a topic for this week, I kept coming back to the why's of getting fit. Because the answer to the "why?" question is so important. If you're losing weight for the wrong reasons, it's going to be hard to stay motivated, especially on those days when you're ready to throw in the towel and eat a box of bon-bons. You know what I mean. We've all had those days.
If the reason you're trying to lose weight is:
- To please another person
- To squeeze into a smaller size for a particular event
- To look like the models in the fashion magazines
Forget about it because ...it won't last.
The goal should fous on getting healthy so you'll have more energy to do whatever God has called you to do.
If you're overweight and you're running after your little children ...it's hard to keep up.
And if you're a grandma, there's still much for you to do. Don't settle and assume that this is the way it's going to be from now on.
No matter what your age, it's never too late to get started.
Many times women will look at celebrities and models and want to look the same way. If you've never seen this video by Dove, it's worth the 1 minute and 15 seconds to watch. You'll find that the perfection you think you see ...really isn't so. No wonder so many young girls are developing eating disorders.
- Yes ...you can begin to exercise.
- Yes ...you can lose weight.
- Yes ...you can begin to eat healthy.
But let's do it sensibly and for the right reasons. I don't know about you but when I'm in good shape and have lots of energy, I feel much better about interacting with other people.And as a Christian, I know my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. So, I want to take care of my body.
So, what about you? Have you thought through the reasons you're participating in Fitness Friday? Or maybe this is your first time visiting. If you're ready to start taking better care of yourself, what is your main reason for doing this? I'd love to hear from you.
Sandy's Fitness Friday topic today is related to diet and the importance of eating from a variety of food groups, including fruit. I encourage you to take a moment to visit Sandy too.